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by aloha73g
Thu Aug 21, 2003 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Southwest Start Hawaii Service?
Replies: 48
Views: 6375

RE: Should Southwest Start Hawaii Service?

Like HAL, I've lived in Hawaii my whole life. Both my parents were born here, and my mom's family were Portuguese (podagee) imigrants back in 1886. They worked the sugar plantaions with the Hawaiians, Chinese, Japanese, Filipinos and all the other worker groups brought in by the caucasians (haoles)...

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by aloha73g
Thu Aug 21, 2003 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did You Become An Aviation Nut? Stories?
Replies: 26
Views: 5430

RE: When Did You Become An Aviation Nut? Stories?

For me it was the movie "Miracle Landing." Being that the movie was based on events in Hawaii, and was shot in Hawaii, everyones in Hawaii watched it on <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym>, including me. I was 7 then and it fascinated me how the plane could have landed and the fli...

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by aloha73g
Thu Aug 21, 2003 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Southwest Start Hawaii Service?
Replies: 48
Views: 6375

RE: Should Southwest Start Hawaii Service?

"How is Aloha doing with its 737 service to the mainland?" Aloha claims to be doing very well. They went from 2 planes to 10 in about 2 years. I remember when they started they said they only needed 60% load factors to be profitable and all their flights I've been on or have looked at seatmaps for h...

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by aloha73g
Tue Aug 19, 2003 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aloha BUR-HNL/OGG
Replies: 7
Views: 2939

RE: Aloha BUR-HNL/OGG

I have to say that Aloha's food could be the best food offered in domestic coach and first class by any airline. My sister and I had the coach meals which were actual food. My mom and other sister were in first and my mom said that the food (by one of Hawaii's best chefs, Alan Wong) was just like ea...

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by aloha73g
Tue Aug 19, 2003 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Routes With Most Pax/flights
Replies: 32
Views: 5679

RE: Routes With Most Pax/flights

The more I think about it about half of the traffic on <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym>-<acronym title="Kahului (OGG / PHOG), USA - Hawaii">OGG</acronym> is O&D from locals island-hopping. The rest is a mix of tourists, most...

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by aloha73g
Mon Aug 18, 2003 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Are Your Two Fav. Airlines That Have 737's?
Replies: 21
Views: 4787

RE: What Are Your Two Fav. Airlines That Have 737's?

Aloha! 737-200 and 737-700, my favorite classic and my favorite NG. Could life be better?

Only if Aloha flew 747s.......I can hope!

Aloha!

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by aloha73g
Mon Aug 18, 2003 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airport Is The Best Looking?
Replies: 59
Views: 12121

RE: What Airport Is The Best Looking?

HNL is a really awesome airport. Because it was built with widebodies in mind, the terminals are large and spacious, so they don't feel cramped. Many areas are also open air and the redesgned entrances to the check-in areas and the gardens are really beautiful. It's the only airport i know of that d...

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by aloha73g
Mon Aug 18, 2003 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aloha BUR-HNL/OGG
Replies: 7
Views: 2939

RE: Aloha BUR-HNL/OGG

When I flew <acronym title="Kahului (OGG / PHOG), USA - Hawaii">OGG</acronym>-<acronym title="Santa Ana - John Wayne / Orange County (SNA / KSNA), USA - California">SNA</acronym> roundtrip in June the CSA at the gate advised an <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> employee that tryi...

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by aloha73g
Mon Aug 18, 2003 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: External Defibrillators Onboard Aircraft
Replies: 23
Views: 4722

RE: External Defibrillators Onboard Aircraft

I know Aloha Airlines has them. They were the FIRST airline to install them on all their aircraft.

Aloha!

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by aloha73g
Mon Aug 18, 2003 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Older FAs Do Not Retire?
Replies: 36
Views: 4299

RE: Why Older FAs Do Not Retire?

I would like to say that the senior <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> and <acronym title="Salt Lake City - International (SLC / KSLC), USA - Utah">SLC</acronym> based Delta F/A's that staff <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym>'s ...

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by aloha73g
Mon Aug 18, 2003 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Honolulu Temperature Insurance"?
Replies: 3
Views: 1598

RE: "Honolulu Temperature Insurance"?

I don't think the noon temperature in Honolulu has EVER been below 75 degrees. Atleast not in my lifetime here on Oahu.

Aloha!

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by aloha73g
Sat Aug 16, 2003 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Removes Ovens From Domestic Fleet
Replies: 33
Views: 5706

RE: AA Removes Ovens From Domestic Fleet

I hope they atleast leave ovens on 757s, they fly them to Hawaii (5hrs!!!). I use the <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym>-<acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta International (Municipal) (SJC / KSJC), USA - California">SJC...

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by aloha73g
Sat Aug 16, 2003 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Do Newspapers Get To Cities?
Replies: 13
Views: 3820

RE: How Do Newspapers Get To Cities?

Tekelberry, Aloha and Hawaiian may have contracts with the newspapers, but I have seen both papers loaded onto both airlines over the years. Alot of stuff/people in Hawaii like to take the next available flight. Thats one of the reasons the interisland market is unprofitable. Locals have been known ...

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by aloha73g
Sat Aug 16, 2003 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Do Newspapers Get To Cities?
Replies: 13
Views: 3820

RE: How Do Newspapers Get To Cities?

In Hawaii, the 2 Honolulu morning newspapers are flown to the neighbor islands (Maui, Kauai, Hawaii) either on Aloha's overnight cargo flights or the first flight of the day (about 5:30am). I know the morning papers are printed around midnight. The afternoon papers, printed about 11:00am (after the ...

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by aloha73g
Fri Aug 15, 2003 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Routes With Most Pax/flights
Replies: 32
Views: 5679

RE: Routes With Most Pax/flights

Honolulu (<acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym>) to Kahului (<acronym title="Kahului (OGG / PHOG), USA - Hawaii">OGG</acronym>) comes nowhere close to 170 daily flights, but may be near the top for O&D. It usually ranks around #4...

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by aloha73g
Thu Aug 14, 2003 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wich Airline Do You Like The Best?
Replies: 59
Views: 9304

RE: Wich Airline Do You Like The Best?

I think both of Hawaii's airlines deserve mention for excellent service from start to finish. Employees at both Aloha Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines from reservations to customer service to flight attendants are EXTRA friendly and extremely helpful. They definitely understand what Aloha is, and like...

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by aloha73g
Thu Aug 14, 2003 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Digitized Livery Photos? (Part 2)
Replies: 145
Views: 18415

RE: Digitized Livery Photos? (Part 2)

Great work Mikephotos. Just wanted to congratulate you. Nice job with the Hawaiian plane. Any thing with Aloha or Hawaiian's beautiful liverys would be awesome!!
Aloha!

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by aloha73g
Wed Aug 13, 2003 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Long Does It Take An Aircraft To Turn Around?
Replies: 19
Views: 31272

RE: How Long Does It Take An Aircraft To Turn Around?

Aloha and Hawaiian take about 20 mins to turn around for each interisland flight. Aloha uses 737-200s and Hawaiian uses 717-200s.

Aloha!

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by aloha73g
Wed Aug 13, 2003 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-stops From London To HNL?
Replies: 46
Views: 6071

RE: Non-stops From London To HNL?

"Keep in mind, too, that even U.S. carriers have stopped <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym> flights due to low yields." From the Honolulu Advertiser 6-29-03: "The strength of tourism from the Mainland US to Hawaii is felt at L...

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by aloha73g
Sat Aug 09, 2003 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Competitive Route
Replies: 34
Views: 3083

RE: Most Competitive Route

The Los Angeles Area to Honolulu is very competetive with all the US majors plus a few more on the route, for a total of 8 scheduled plus daily charters by Omni and Skyservice USA: Airlines, Aiports they serve, and # of daily frequencies: Aloha: <acronym title="Santa Ana - John Wayne / Orange County...

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by aloha73g
Thu Aug 07, 2003 6:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Does The 767 Seem 2 Dominate Most HNL Flights?
Replies: 28
Views: 6359

RE: Why Does The 767 Seem 2 Dominate Most HNL Flights?

American, United and ATA fly scheduled 757 flights to Hawaii. American 757-200s fly <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-LIH/KOA/<acronym title="Kahului (OGG / PHOG), USA - Hawaii">OGG</acronym> and <acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta Inte...

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by aloha73g
Wed Aug 06, 2003 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Good Are FF Miles?
Replies: 18
Views: 2982

RE: What Good Are FF Miles?

I live in Hawaii and My aunt has <acronym title="Tower Air (USA)">FF</acronym> miles on <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym>, <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>, <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>, <acronym title="Hawaiian Airlines (USA)">HA</acr...

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by aloha73g
Tue Aug 05, 2003 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Cell Phones Really Interfere With The Flight
Replies: 57
Views: 8864

RE: Do Cell Phones Really Interfere With The Flight

My Uncle is a mechaninc for Southwest and he said that a cell phone would not interfere in any meaningful way with the navigation/communication systems. He told me that a lightning strike (much more powerful than a cell phone) has almost no effect on the planes sytems so the cell phone ban is not b/...

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by aloha73g
Sat Aug 02, 2003 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top 5 Commercial Aircraft
Replies: 36
Views: 10724

RE: Top 5 Commercial Aircraft

1. B737-200 (the Volkswagen Beetle of Airplanes!)
2. B747-400
3. MD-80
4. B777-200
5. B757-200

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by aloha73g
Fri Aug 01, 2003 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scenic Approaches...
Replies: 31
Views: 3515

RE: Scenic Approaches...

The Approaches at all of the Airports in Hawaii are scenic. Honolulu: Usually flights fromt he mainland fly over the Island of Oahu first, then turn around and land. The views of the island from above are pretty spectacular. Flights from the outer islands approach along Oahu's south shore giving goo...

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by aloha73g
Wed Jul 30, 2003 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should The 7E7 Become The 808?
Replies: 24
Views: 3256

RE: Should The 7E7 Become The 808?

As someone who lives in Hawaii (area code 808) I would be very happy if they named a plane 808.

-Go Hawaii!

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by aloha73g
Wed Jul 30, 2003 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Movies...Realistic?
Replies: 30
Views: 4946

RE: Plane Movies...Realistic?

The movie called "Miracle Landing" (1987 or 88) about the Aloha Airlines plane whose top 'blew off' in flight over Hawaii was pretty good. Someone I know who was a passenger on the plane said the movie was extremely accurate. On a side note it was that movie that sparked my interest in aviation and ...

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by aloha73g
Tue Jul 29, 2003 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best U.S. Airline Livery Is...................?
Replies: 28
Views: 4646

RE: Best U.S. Airline Livery Is...................?

For me its 1. Aloha...colorful and tropical, not overly "white" 2. Hawaian...professional and bright, very distinctive 3. Delta...professional and modern 4. Continental...professional and simple <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/354520/L/"...

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by aloha73g
Sun Jul 27, 2003 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inter-City Flights?
Replies: 6
Views: 3910

RE: Inter-City Flights?

United Express operates many flights each day between <acronym title="Santa Ana - John Wayne / Orange County (SNA / KSNA), USA - California">SNA</acronym> and <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> on EMB 120s. The flight is less than 15 minutes, th...

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by aloha73g
Thu Jul 24, 2003 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airlines Has The Best Color Scheme?
Replies: 57
Views: 11218

RE: What Airlines Has The Best Color Scheme?

Hawaiian's scheme is very colorful and beautiful, but don't forget Hawaii's other hometown airline....Aloha. I like that they haven't gone for the 'all white fuselage look'. ALoha and Hawaiian are my two favorites. I also like Delta's new colors, <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>, and Fr...

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by aloha73g
Thu Jul 24, 2003 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favorite Boeing?
Replies: 78
Views: 4923

RE: Favorite Boeing?

NOTHING beats the adorably cute 737-200. My Favorite example: <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/291555/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/291555/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/5/5/5/291555.jp...

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by aloha73g
Wed Jul 23, 2003 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines And Their Largest "Sky Bridges"
Replies: 26
Views: 4443

RE: Airlines And Their Largest "Sky Bridges"

Flying the Interisland routes in Hawaii is kinda like riding the bus, but not nearly as much as a few years ago. <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym>-<acronym title="Kahului (OGG / PHOG), USA - Hawaii">OGG</acronym>: <acronym ti...

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by aloha73g
Tue Jul 22, 2003 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest 737 Flight?
Replies: 41
Views: 6015

RE: Longest 737 Flight?

Aloha Airlines flies <acronym title="Kahului (OGG / PHOG), USA - Hawaii">OGG</acronym>-<acronym title="Burbank / Glendale / Pasadena (Lockheed Air Terminal) (BUR / KBUR), USA - California">BUR</acronym>-<acronym title="Sacramento - International (Metropolitan) (SMF / KSMF), USA - California">SMF</ac...

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by aloha73g
Mon Jul 21, 2003 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions About This DL 764 Economy Seat
Replies: 6
Views: 4115

RE: Questions About This DL 764 Economy Seat

I've flown over 10 times on <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym>'s 764s from the mainland to Hawaii and I agree that the seats are EXTREMELY comfortable. Especially on the red-eye from <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</...

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by aloha73g
Fri Jul 18, 2003 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best And Worst F/A Uniforms
Replies: 62
Views: 13019

RE: Best And Worst F/A Uniforms

I'd have to say that both Aloha and Hawaiian Airlines have great F/A uniforms. Both are colorful and have a great 'Hawaii' look, but still look professional. Hawaiian is a purple print on white, while Aloha's is a green-blue print with birds of paradise flowers on it. There are picture's of Hawaiian...

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by aloha73g
Thu Jul 17, 2003 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Int'l AL Has The Best Economy Class Service?
Replies: 19
Views: 5958

RE: Which Int'l AL Has The Best Economy Class Service?

Aloha Airlines is an American carrier that does provide good attentive service. Since they fly to the Marshall Islands and Rarotonga, I will mention them too as an airline with good economy service. In Fact they won the Diamond Award for Inflight Service for 2003.

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by aloha73g
Thu Jul 17, 2003 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airline Has The Best Special-Scheme Livery?
Replies: 34
Views: 6964

RE: What Airline Has The Best Special-Scheme Livery?

I think Aloha and Hawaiian both have awesome liveries. I like how Aloha has the underbelly in dark blue, and the bird of paradise on the ail. Both Hawaiian's old and new "Pualani" are very colorful, and easily the best uses of purple and pink on a plane ever. Aloha Airlines <br><center><font color="...

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by aloha73g
Fri Jul 11, 2003 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Song Do You Like To Hear On Takeoff?
Replies: 44
Views: 5959

RE: What Song Do You Like To Hear On Takeoff?

"Up Up and Away" by The Fifth Dimension.

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by aloha73g
Thu Jul 10, 2003 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Beautiful Airport?
Replies: 111
Views: 13216

RE: Most Beautiful Airport?

Honolulu's main terminal is open air and the gardens by the central concourse are beautiful. I really love getting off the plane in Hawaii because the airport isn't your typical enclosed, air conditioned, sterile box. Honolulu's airport fits it perfectly. And, its my home airport!

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by aloha73g
Tue Jul 08, 2003 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?
Replies: 107
Views: 9413

RE: What Was The First Plane You Flew On?

First flight was an Aloha AIrlines 737-200 from Honolulu to Kahului, Maui in October 1986.

First I can remember was a United 747 from Honolulu to SFO in June 1988.

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by aloha73g
Tue Jul 08, 2003 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transpacific Flights Question
Replies: 15
Views: 3180

RE: Transpacific Flights Question

There is a HUGE population of Filipinos in Hawaii and quite a bit of traffic between the two so it is very likely that they do this to supplement then <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym>-<acronym title="Manila - Ninoy Aquino In...

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by aloha73g
Tue Jul 08, 2003 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Idea: WN Servicing Intra-Hawaii Routes
Replies: 23
Views: 3439

RE: Idea: WN Servicing Intra-Hawaii Routes

Aloha uses 737-700s with NO winglets to fly <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym>/<acronym title="Kahului (OGG / PHOG), USA - Hawaii">OGG</acronym>/KOA/LIH to <acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR), Canada - Briti...

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by aloha73g
Tue Jul 08, 2003 5:51 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Delta HNL-SFO/Northwest SFO-YQB
Replies: 12
Views: 4964

RE: Delta HNL-SFO/Northwest SFO-YQB

About Aloha's First Class, My mom, sister and grandma flew it from <acronym title="Kahului (OGG / PHOG), USA - Hawaii">OGG</acronym> to <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym> and back last week. I was in coach with my dad. My mom said the food (...

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by aloha73g
Fri May 10, 2002 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Go! Wins Contract To Fly Federal Workers
Replies: 95
Views: 5088

RE: Go! Wins Contract To Fly Federal Workers

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